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Delicate Well captured

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RonnieAG Plus
7 153 116 Scotland
9 Jul 2010 5:38AM
Good morning, Carol,
A marvellous set of shots of this butterfly masquerading as a leaf......so fascinating to see this example of naturally evolved self protection.
Ronnie.
9 Jul 2010 5:59AM
Good morning Carol
the details in your shots are so accurate, it is really impressive!
Have a great weekend,
Gabriel
Buffalo_Tom Plus
10 2.3k 9 Wales
9 Jul 2010 6:00AM
The colour and camouflage is incredible.Beautiful creature and well taken Carol.
Tom.
metro074 6 8 Australia
9 Jul 2010 6:02AM
Well captured Carol. Dont you feel honourd when they stay a while.
The detail and texture is superb. A wonderful set. Smile
Carol
9 Jul 2010 6:20AM
Hi Carol. Another great image with great details. I agree with Carol, one should feel honoured when these fast moving butterflies give you chance to take their snaps. Really they are very very fast moving. Its really a great image...

Samar Mishra..
VIKI 10 18 1 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2010 6:29AM
I thought this was a leaf at first! What a lovely creature!
9 Jul 2010 6:38AM
What fantastic close up captures, Carol, wonderful details in all, and like Viki I thought it was a leaf from the thumbnail.
Roy
dmhuynh72 8 44 3 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2010 6:48AM
well spotted and captured, so well camouflaged, rich in detail macro series Carol.

have a great weekend
Yung
KarenFB Plus
10 4.7k 169 England
9 Jul 2010 7:28AM
What a beauty - brilliantly caught! Smile
Cor 7 Belgium
9 Jul 2010 7:50AM
Beautyful, and V3 < > 2 in one shot.
So well taken >>>Excellent *****
cor
9 Jul 2010 7:59AM
beautiful set my friend
Ray42 8 3 England
9 Jul 2010 8:01AM
3 great gems one could say - excellent set Carol
9 Jul 2010 8:01AM
Morning this is a smasher, gray
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2010 8:16AM
awesome shot
andylea 8 37 1 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2010 8:20AM
fantastic set carol brilliant detail v1 for me today nice one Wink
andy
9 Jul 2010 8:33AM
Delicate green but pin sharp images.
viscostatic 10 35 5 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2010 8:38AM
Isn't nature amazing as well as your photography Carol.

Phil.
gary_d 9 576 13 Wales
9 Jul 2010 8:42AM
Nature at its very best and three great images. - gary
9 Jul 2010 8:52AM
Great set,
Alan
jonwebber 8 4 1 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2010 8:55AM
Wonderfully taken pics of what I would have mistaken for a leaf with legs. Gorgeous.
jon
EAS 7 1 13 Scotland
9 Jul 2010 9:23AM
Amazing texture in these superb images. Indeed, a real beauty and perfectly disguised too.

Ann
mrswoolybill Plus
10 990 1514 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2010 9:43AM
The art of camouflage. Isn't he beautiful! He seems rather surprised at being spotted.
Moira
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
9 Jul 2010 10:47AM
What a co-operative chap! Three gorgeous captures, Carol...the added bonus of a fly, too, in V3!
TrevB Smile
Vpics 6 20 6 Wales
9 Jul 2010 10:53AM
Three really great shots of this Brimstone! They are so well camouflaged that even if you see where they land, they can still be difficult to find Smile
Vic.
9 Jul 2010 11:20AM
V1 stands out for me the texture of the wings is spot on ...kick harder will you Carol the sun still has not arrived
nigele1 12 1
9 Jul 2010 11:30AM
Carol

This is a Brimstone and they are usually very active unless it was full of nectar and probably needed to rest. Bitingly sharp picture as usual and wonderful positioning of your shot.

Nigel
SlowSong Plus
8 6.6k 29 England
9 Jul 2010 11:40AM
Wow, looks like it's carrying a great weight on its back. Superb.
Chris
Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
9 Jul 2010 11:51AM
What a fortunate find....he is such a beauty.
danbrann Plus
12 631 17
9 Jul 2010 11:52AM
And what a gem carol. An outstanding image.
PaulLiley 7 2 13 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2010 11:52AM
Beautiful shot Carol. Wonderful detail-it's got to be a Brimstone. Saw one up our local crag a few days ago but it didnt stay still long enough for me. Congrats. Paul
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
9 Jul 2010 1:07PM
Beautiful images of this fancy butterfly! well done, Jennnnnnnn
Stace Plus
8 2 2 England
9 Jul 2010 1:58PM
Lovely Brimstone images Carol

Stace
Artois 10 405 1 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2010 2:50PM
3 good images, sharp and detailed.
Stella
cassiecat 8 39 46 England
9 Jul 2010 3:13PM
love v1.lesley
mrjt 10 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2010 3:15PM
Well deserves the next click, super shot.....Jack.
Daisymaye Plus
8 23 10 Canada
9 Jul 2010 3:35PM
Excellent, all 3.........Sandy
9 Jul 2010 3:47PM
Lovely set. Sylvia
bayleaf1 6 7 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2010 4:08PM
Well captured.
John.
LexEquine 10 19 United States
9 Jul 2010 4:14PM
Superb set of macro captures of this green butterfly(or Moth) with excellent clarity & color. V3 captures my fancy, today. Great work, Carol. Ciao...Peter
photophantom 8 108 3 Philippines
9 Jul 2010 4:15PM
deserves an EC
Dennis
9 Jul 2010 4:45PM
Wonderful Brimstone capture, Carol, v.1 especially. I've hope one would settle here this year but have only seen two flying past rapidly. Good for you, superb!
Dave.
barmymarny 6 1 1 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2010 6:03PM
Great shot. I bet he blends in well.

Marilyn x
9 Jul 2010 6:05PM
#3 for me as you can see its head better
9 Jul 2010 10:16PM
Stunning series close up detail captures Carol, great colours.
Jeff
bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
9 Jul 2010 10:31PM
Text book shot Carol - beautiful Brimstone.
Brian.
Gezina 10 3 6 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2010 9:10AM
Cracking set with lovely detail - V1 for me today - Ina
bunbeam 11 2 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2010 11:03AM
well seen and beautifully captured
bunSmile
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
10 Jul 2010 9:24PM
Three fantastic close ups Carol, such wonderful detail and colour. They don't come much better than this
pamelajean Plus
10 969 1846 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2010 10:54PM
Excellent, such detail and so close, you do produce some wonderful pictures.
Fantastic captures, Carol. In V3 a housefly gave company to the butterfly - Raja.
13 Jul 2010 8:22AM
Lovely shots, very pretty butterfly

Nicky
13 Jul 2010 7:19PM
Fine set again. A
sallybea 6 41 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2010 9:46PM
Great set of images, you sure have some interesting critters in your neck of the woods, very well done,
Kind regards,
Sally
evelen 11 5 England
14 Jul 2010 6:23PM
3 excellent images carol.
eve.
fishiee 12 478 3 United Kingdom
2 Oct 2010 6:24PM
Another super shot... again I think Cleopatra.

Here's an image of a Brimstone I found on google:

Brimstone

If you compare it to yours the pointy bits on the upper and lower wings are more pointy on the Brimstone compared to your Cleopatra. I'm not so technical as Matt Wink

In this one the wings are fairly closed so you can't see any potential orange in the upper wings.

I had to check a Brimstone picture to be sure on this one. They are really hard to tell apart if they're not side by side or you can see the orange! Smile

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